Punknews.org (Staff)'s Scores

  • Music
For 309 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 You Want It Darker
Lowest review score: 10 Future Hearts
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 309
309 music reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    I can only assume the title Save Rock and Roll is intentionally ironic on their part because even they should know it's quite a stretch to call this rock and roll.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Sad to say, this follow-up lacks a lot, music-wise and heart-wise, and apart from one or two decent interjections, leaves a lot to be desired.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Most of the jams offered come off like this: wasteful and undesirable with heavy riffs, no melody and heavy double-kicking that all combine into an incoherent mess.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It's such a musically bare record. "Into The Earth" is the only song that feels like a rock song and it's also very soft and drab. So many songs riff off the same synth beats that HYMNS end up being a contemplative session that puts you to sleep as opposed to prodding at your mind.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Seems like a deliberate maintenance to cash in on the Warped Tour crowd because there's no substance, nor any style, to this record, as has been the case for FIR for years now.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Fourteen tracks is way too long for ATL's brand of music and while you get a few pop anthems, most of the music comes off forced and really lacking effort.